Inside the sacred Hajj pilgrimage by Kontinentalist

Every year, millions of Muslims set out to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage: a sacred journey that believers often regard as a spiritual climax. This story looks at this event from a data perspective and examines how it was drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By delving into how Singapore specifically played a crucial and historical role in facilitating these pilgrimages, our team also highlights Hajj’s cultural significance to those who don’t actively participate in it.

A highlight of this story is the interactive, nuanced base map designed with a beautiful parchment texture. This immerses readers further in the experience, allowing them to click through and read about specific points pilgrims would stop at throughout their journey.